Campus Active Directory - ARS - Connecting to ActiveRoles Server

Campus Active Directory can now be managed using the new ActiveRoles Server (ARS) tool.

ARS simplifies AD management by providing an intuitive, secure web interface. ARS is currently being run in parallel with the native Microsoft tools for AD management, but in the future ARS will replace the native tools.

To get started with ActiveRoles Server, please see Getting Started.

Customers that are delegated rights in Campus Active Directory are able to use ActiveRoles Server for administration. The ActiveRoles Server tool may be accessed via a web interface or a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in (Windows users only).

Please note: The ARS service is being sunset on December 23rd, 2019.

Web Interface

The ARS web interface may be accessed from any major browser. To log in to the web interface follow the procedure below.

  1. Navigate to

  2. At the brower prompt, enter your -ou NetID and password and click OK.

    ARS browser prompt
    Note: Do not use your normal Campus NetID here! Make sure you are using your -ou NetID.
    Note: The ADTEST Environment is currently not accessible via ARS. Please use the native tools for this environment.

ARS Microsoft Management Console (MMC)

  1. Download the zipped ActiveRoles Server MMC installer from one of the following links:

  2. Unzip the downloaded installer and run Setup.exe

  3. Launch the ActiveRoles Server Console directly by clicking the Quest One ActiveRoles Server icon from the start menu.

    Note: Use of the Quest One ActiveRoles Server console is restricted to Campus IP space. In order to use the console remotely you will be required to establish a VPN tunnel.

  4. At the Connect to Administration Service dialog box enter "" in the Service text box and click the Options button.

    ARS mmc prompt
    Note: Do not select "Remember password"

  5. Select radio button next to "The following user" and enter your -ou NetID and password.

  6. Click the Connect button.

  7. The console should open showing the Active Directory environments to which you have been delegated administrative access.